[MBZ] brake light stays on '81 SD 126.120

2006-01-19 Thread Barry Stark
Hi listers -
Noticed that my brake light occasionally stayed on for a few minutes and
then went off, but now it is on continually. Master cylinder reservoir
switches check out ok. Dropped the knee bolster and found that the parking
brake pedal is not returning all the way back and shutting off the switch.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I figure it is either a weak
return spring or dry belden cable back to the equalizer. Thought I'd ask for
some list wisdom/experience before I jacked it up and crawled under the
beast.

Barry





Re: [MBZ] brake light stays on '81 SD 126.120

2006-01-19 Thread John Berryman


On Jan 19, 2006, at 10:55 AM, Barry Stark wrote:


Thought I'd ask for
some list wisdom/experience before I jacked it up and crawled under  
the

beast.

Barry


	Most likely the cable. You can try lubing it with a motorcycle type  
cable luber. These slip over the cable and you tighten a screw that  
seals it and spray cable lube in through the provided hole. The  
spring could be shot/missing too. I've had success freeing up quite a  
few this way.



Johnny B
iMac therefore I am